[Rural Civil Defense TV Spots 1965]
Public service announcements by the U.S. Civil Defense office inform farmers what to do in case of nuclear attack using marionettes.
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Subject: The Last Time I Saw A Human With That Facial Expression...
(I knew he was eventually gonna tumble down those steps)
Subject: Still great advise!
Subject: ....Ahh The....
Subject: rural civil defense
this video is from 1965, but even in the 50's elementary school we watched 'movies' on what to do to survive a nuclear attack.
even then, in elementary school,i knew this was hooey. my plan for an attack was that i was going to run home to be with my mommy.
remember: to protect from radiation, make a wall of straw. :-)
Subject: See it to believe it, and even then who can believe it?
Subject: Lazy editing?
Subject: I remember these!
Subject: Nukes and farm animals.
Subject: Creepy Marionettes
That "farmer" could scare little kids, and seeing as how many PSAs are shown only at night, imagine the fun you would have trying to get Junior to go to sleep without the light on to protect him from the puppet farmer.
And what was the deal with that cardboard rat? Does that mean that after 14 days are up, and everything is blown to hell and gone, that you shouldn't worry, Farmer Hank Hill, you can eat the vermin that would be running around? MMMUMM! Rat vittles is good eatin'!
Subject: Thunderbirds it ain't
Filmed in less-than-super marionation. Puppet design by Mrs. McGreevy's Third Grade Class.
Subject: Look, even the marionettes are preparing!